Post Archives from the ‘berkshires’ Category



A night of opera at the Whitney Center for the Arts

Posted on: February 23rd, 2014 by
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Opera NotteLast night, I made my way to the Whitney Center for the Arts(http://www.galleryw.org/),  where they were hosting an evening of opera arias, set in a lovely informal atmosphere, such as would be found in the  olden days of Mozart. The event is known as 'Opera Notte at the Whit', and plans to be a regular affair, bringing Continue reading the story "A night of opera at the Whitney Center for the Arts"

An artist’s reception at the Whitney Center for the Arts: Inspection and Introspection Redux

Posted on: February 18th, 2014 by
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This past weekend, I finally made my way to the Whitney Center for the Arts. The building is one of Pittsfield's latest additions to its arts scene, and I have been wanting to check out this new space. That chance came on Saturday, for local artist, Leo Mazzeo's, art show opening. His event, entitled Continue reading the story "An artist’s reception at the Whitney Center for the Arts: Inspection and Introspection Redux"

A Valentine’s massage is just right…..

Posted on: February 5th, 2014 by
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massage therapyA good massage can take away the world's problems and make you feel fresh and new.  A great massage leaves you with a little something serene that you carry with you, into the days following the massage, and your body feels lighter and looser than it had previously.  A really great massage will do all Continue reading the story "A Valentine’s massage is just right….."

snow is coming!

Posted on: January 2nd, 2014 by
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snow in the berkshiresTonight's forecast for the weather is an approaching storm, hopefully dumping a bunch of snow on us by morning....I am so ready for it. We have had a few light dustings, and one good snow storm this year already, but they were followed by unusually warm(68 degrees in December!) bouts of weather, so Continue reading the story "snow is coming!"

I’m dreaming of a Blantyre Christmas…

Posted on: December 30th, 2013 by
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Christmas at home is always nice, being with loved ones, in a warm and familiar coziness.....But, I've always dreamed of spending Christmas day in a fantasy type, storybook setting. There are several places in the world that would be amazing places to be during the holidays, such as New York city or the little villages throughout Germany(the ones that the little ceramic villages are modeled after) or even Continue reading the story "I’m dreaming of a Blantyre Christmas…"

a stop at a local vegetarian friendly cafe

Posted on: December 15th, 2013 by
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IMG_1297I find myself in great barrington frequently, and when I do, I try to stop into the riverbend café(https://www.facebook.com/pages/Riverbend-Cafe/153859864663251).  It is a 'look quick or you've missed it' type of place, located out on stockbridge rd., in great barrington.  Once upon a time, they had a different name(which my kids still call it) Continue reading the story "a stop at a local vegetarian friendly cafe"

The Annual Lenox Apple Squeeze

Posted on: October 3rd, 2013 by
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I almost skipped the annual Apple Squeeze in Lenox this year, as we were planning to be out of town for the day, but a headache kept those plans at bay, and we decided to stay local.  This gave us the opportunity to stop by the Apple Squeeze, which always turns out to be a fun time for all.apple squeeze <span class=Continue reading the story "The Annual Lenox Apple Squeeze"

I am in Jane Iredale cosmetics heaven!

Posted on: May 10th, 2013 by
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When I entered and won a spa vacation getaway from the Jane Iredale cosmetics company, I was thrilled.  As amazing and fabulous as the trip to the Waldorf Astoria in Naples, Florida was, most of my enthusiasm about winning came from the fact that part of the prize was five hundred dollars worth of Jane Iredale cosmetics! While I was at the spa, I was given a Continue reading the story "I am in Jane Iredale cosmetics heaven!"

brunch at the old mill, in south egremont, ma…..

Posted on: February 15th, 2013 by
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  feb12oldmill 036today, we were finally able to use a gift card that i had won in a fall raffle that i had entered by way of southern berkshire chamber of commerce......it was a fun raffle that i had entered, with one entry giving you a chance at different prizes every day throughout that month...each day, i eagerly awaited the announced winners, Continue reading the story "brunch at the old mill, in south egremont, ma….."

a good mexican(ish) meal, finally…..

Posted on: January 30th, 2013 by
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~the berkshires are somewhat removed from the rest of the civilized world, and though, for the most part, thats a very good thing, it can also be a detriment to your desires if they cant be found here.....for me, one of the only downfalls of living in berkshire county, is the lack of good mexican food......yes, there are the run of the mill places, and Continue reading the story "a good mexican(ish) meal, finally….."